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How to Shorten a Song for a Dance

If you are planning to have a party or celebration that requires dancing, there is a chance that you may need to shorten a song. Shortening a song will come in handy if the dance that you plan to do is not meant to last the length of the song that you plan to dance to. With some patience and readily...More...

Appropriate Black History Activities for Toddlers

Even young children can begin learning about black history.eglise baptiste de martin luther king image by JLG from Fotolia.comBlack history month celebrations need not be limited to elementary school aged children and older. Toddlers who are in nursery or preschool programs or even at......More...

Reasons for Georgia Being Founded

Georgia became a state on January 2, 1788. The last state to become one of the thirteen colonies, it was a unique colony and was established for reasons unlike the others....More...

How to Renew a Philippine Passport at the Consulate of New York

Filipino citizens wanting to renew a passport at the consulate in New York will need to appear in person to complete the application process. Renewal applicants need to prove they still retain Filipino citizenship and show proof of identity. As of January 2011, according the the Philippine New York ...More...

Hints for Finding a Great Local Restaurant

Spending your money for a dining experience that isn't up to par with your expectations can leave a sour taste in your mouth. Although it can be difficult when your experience is bad, you shouldn't let this keep you from taking chances on new places to eat. Local restaurants in the area you live or ...More...

About Tyrannosaurus Rex

Made famous by the "Jurassic Park" movie series, the Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur has been a stalwart of Hollywood and TV for decades. However, the real Cretaceous period dinosaur has some significant differences from its fictional cousin....More...

How to Do Petition Magic

Petition magic is the act of making a request to a Higher Power, usually on paper. Part prayer, part spell, petitioning is a relatively simple yet powerful form of spiritual magic. You don’t need to be a witch, or be highly skilled in the magical arts to perform petition magic, so it is a per...More...

How to Make A Scrying Bowl

Scrying is a magical practice of divination in which a person gazes into a reflective surface such as a crystal, a mirror or water to obtain spiritual visions. A scrying bowl has a dark interior, which, when filled with water, creates a reflective surface. Making your own divination tools is a power...More...

Definition of a Snake Charmer

Snake charmers are often street performers who tame a venomous snake, usually a cobra, to move along with music they play from a flute....More...

What Types of Music Do People in Spain Listen to?

Spain's music is as diverse as its regions.Bandera espa?¡Àola image by Raulmah?3n from Fotolia.comSpanish music is as varied as the many regions that make up the country. Flamenco is often thought of as the national music of Spain. Although it is heard throughout Spain, flamenco......More...

How to Make an Ancient Egyptian Boat

Ancient Egyptian boats varied in style over many centuries, but basically there was a need for three types: Simple reed rafts, mainly for hunting in marshland; larger and more stable wooden boats for transporting people, crops and goods along the Nile; and the Papyriform boat. Papyriform boats were ...More...

Things You Should Know About Family Care

When we speak of family, we immediately associate it with someone close and important to us. Parents, brother or sister, husband or wife and spouse are few relations that are widely seen as the face ... ...More...

Cherokee Indian Crafts

The Cherokee are Native Americans originally from the Southeastern United States, in states such as Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. The Cherokee were proud craftspeople who took pride in their artistry, which dated back to their ancestors some 10,000 years before the Cherokee roamed the Southea...More...

Tools of the Japanese Samurai

Many people think that samurais were only warriors. Samurais were trained not only for combat, but were required to also be proficient in Shodou (calligraphy), Chanoyu (tea ceremony), Ikebana (flower arrangement) and other arts. These different activities required distinct tools, such as katanas for...More...

Native American Clay Projects for Kids

Native American culture has a long and vast history with a well-developed artistic flavor. Likely the most popular of Native American clay projects are intricate and detailed pots, which can be painted with indigenous symbols and art. Making and decorating clay pots in Native American styles teaches...More...

Tools & Clothing of the Seminole Indians

The Seminole Indians are a Native American tribe that still exists. Originally settled in northern Florida, Seminoles today live primarily in two locations: on a reservation in Florida and on trust land in Oklahoma. Seminoles originally lived in houses called chickees. The men of the tribe were hunt...More...

Polynesian Tattoos History

Although widely popular today, tattooing is a very ancient form of art. It dates back more than 2,000 years and originates with ancient Polynesian societies. European explorers first observed and recorded descriptions of Polynesian tattoos during the mid 1700s....More...

Customs & Beliefs of the Native Americans

Anthropologists believe Native Americans have lived in North America for between 12,000 and 25,000 years. Native American customs and beliefs don't consist of one set. Each tribe is its own culture with its own language, beliefs and customs. However, anthropologists have discovered that for all thei...More...

How to Trace German Roots

At least 15 percent of Americans can claim German ancestry somewhere in their family tree due to emigration, particularly in the 19th century. With all this German blood, many amateur and professional genealogists want to trace those German roots. Luckily, you have many resources to help you with yo...More...

Music in Zulu Culture

The Zulu people, also known as amaZulu, make up the largest ethnic group in South Africa with more than 10 million members. The Zulu people have a very rich and developed culture that includes its own language, religion and music traditions. Music is very important to the Zulu and is incorporated in...More...